The Ufficio Filatelico Numismatico San Marino continues the 5 Euro numismatic series dedicated to the 12 astrological signs.
The obverse of the coins shows the sun in the center, with the lunar phases around it. The image of the sun is surrounded by three feathers, symbolizing the Republic of San Marino, and by the twelve astrological signs along the perimeter.
The reverse of the first coin shows Gemini, an air sign and third constellation of the zodiac, while on the second coin Cancer is depicted, a water sign and fourth constellation of the zodiac.
The reverse of the third coin shows Leo, a fire sign and fifth constellation of the zodiac, and the fourth coin displays Virgo with grape leaves in the hair, an earth sign and sixth constellation of the zodiac. The related symbol of each sign, depicted ten times around the perimeter of the coin, with the year of minting at the top completes the reverses of the four coins.
You can find more information on the website of the Ufficio Filatelico Numismatico San Marino.
CoinsWeekly published San Marino’s numismatic programme of 2019.
You can find everything about zodiac signs and the four elements here.
In 2018, San Marino issued a gold coin in honour of the San Marino Historic Center and Mount Titano.